Saturday, December 28, 2019

Reschedule Storage Room Project Jan 4th

Hi everyone!

I am grateful for the scouts who signed up to work on the storage room service project today! It is unfortunate that it was canceled, but I hope that you stay home today and off the icy roads! I will plan on rescheduling the service project for January 4th and keeping the same shift times. Please consider signing up again on the new SignUpGenius! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084ba5ac2ca13-storage1. If new scouts are interested and would like to sign up, please feel free to sign up for one or both of the shifts!

Thank you for understanding!
Mason Anderson

URGENT**Cancellation of storage room project today

Do to road conditions we will postpone this project.
Safety is our first concern!
Thank you
Mrs Moe

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Storage Room Project help needed

Hi everyone,

The storage room service project is just a couple of days away, and I need your help in order to make this important project a success! It is this Saturday the 28th at Saint Odilia and they are pretty short shifts. We are providing pizza for lunch for those who work both shifts. The harder we work that day, the sooner we may be done! Here is the link to the SignUpGenius!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e084ba5ac2ca13-storage

Please consider signing up and let me know if you have any questions,

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Help wanted: storage project

Looking for something to do on winter break?
Want to be able to quickly find and pack for our awesome adventures?
Ready to help Mason complete all his hard work and planning?

Read on:

Hi everyone,

I am looking for some hard-working scouts that would be able to help me clean out our troop's storage room on Saturday, December 28th! They are not very long shifts, and if you would like to work both morning and afternoon shifts you will be able to eat the pizza that we will be ordering for lunch! There is a SignUpGenius link attached to this email. I hope to see you there!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BA5AC2CA13-storage

Thank you for your help,
Mason Anderson (Project Manager)

Mr. Blincow

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Storage room project Dec 28

Hi everyone,

I am looking for some hard-working scouts that would be able to help me clean out our troop's storage room on Saturday, December 28th! They are not very long shifts, and if you would like to work both morning and afternoon shifts you will be able to eat the pizza that we will be ordering for lunch! There is a SignUpGenius link attached to this email. I hope to see you there!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BA5AC2CA13-storage

Thank you for your help,
Mason Anderson (Project Manager)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Committee mtg/ holiday social thursday

Hello All!
This month we have changed the date for the Committee Meeting to Thursday 12.19.19 @ 7pm-930

The Carrington's have graciously opened their home to us so we can mingle and socialize after our brief meeting. (Casual attire/ non uniform)
1605 Chatham Ave
Arden Hills, MN 55112
(right by Bethel College)

Please bring an appetizer to share if you feel in the spirit. This is a great opportunity to get to know people without their scouting "hats" on:)
It doesn't matter if you have never been to a meeting we would love to have the opportunity to get to know you better.
Please consider coming to hang out for a little holiday cheer
Hope to see you there!
Sincerely
Anne Moe

Monday, December 16, 2019

Meeting (Monday, 12/16) CANCELLED

Good afternoon everyone. Sorry for the late notice, but we are going to have to cancel this week’s meeting. We have gotten a lot of reports of people sick and very few people have the capability of overseeing the meeting. With that, I ask you all NOT to go to Ingerson Park, as it will most likely be very boring.

Have a wonderful Christmas Break, and a happy New Year!

Dante Donato.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Friends of Scouting (FOS)_Troop 9626

Thank you to those that filled out a FOS pledge card at the Court of Honor last week that will save me a lot of follow up calls in the coming weeks/months. I understand that some of you may not have known what you wanted to donate or are waiting for end of the year to figure out your taxes or maybe looking into Company matches/donations. Whatever the case may be I need to follow up with each family to make sure they have the opportunity to help support Scouting by the May 15, 2020 deadline.

The Northern Star Council, BSA set a goal for the Boys Troop 9626 which also includes the Crew 9626 of $9,850. So far, we have raised close to $3,500. If we do not meet the goal we would have to pay for Merit Badges and Rank Awards which would total about $1,250 for the year that would come out of the Troop budget.

I still have a lot of pledge cards in my possession because it was not picked up at the Court of Honor Meeting. I will be bringing these cards to upcoming Troop Meetings to pass out to you or your Scout to get returned to me. If I do not get a completed pledge card back from you, I will have to follow up with phone calls to see if you wish to participate in the FOS campaign.

Another way to participate is online with the NorthernStar Council link (see below) that I set up for our Troop:
https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/NorthernStarCouncil/FamilyFriendsOfScouting2020/team.do?participationRef=1150.0.1295690849

God Bless and Happy Holidays!

Yours in Scouting,
Jason Moore
FOS Chair, Troop/Crew 9626 & Troop 7626

Friday, December 13, 2019

Sledding Monday 12/16/19 (Final Meeting of the Decade!)

Good evening, everyone, and a merry early Christmas to you! As a last meeting for the decade we will be sledding at Ingerson Park from 6:30-8:00 PM on Monday of next week. When you get there you will find a shelter that will be our base for the evening. Make sure to have your most thrilling sleds in your arms as well as a cup (we will be having hot chocolate). Also, make sure to BE PREPARED! We all know temps have been unbelievably low lately, so make sure to have your mittens, a good coat and hat and something to shield your face as well (WarmSkin Cream is a good option). If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reply to this email. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I hope to see you all there!

Dante Donato.



Address: 3255 Lexington Avenue North- Arden Hills, MN.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Camp this weekend

Scouts,
You can take 2 merit badges this weekend. Please print sheets for both.
Mrs Rafter

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Eagle Merit Badge Camp

Eagle Merit Badge Campout Details
We will be meeting at 5pm at St Odilia.
Please have printed your worksheets from http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp
If you have not received the prereq emails for the merit badges let me know. There are no prereqs for First Aid. It would be helpful to have all your paperwork in a folder with your name on it.
Activities beside the merit badges will be both in and outdoor. Please bring Winter Clothes such as boots, ski pants, hat mittens etc.
We will be sleeping in Heat Cabins, but will need to go outside to the main building for meals and classes.
Pack List:
Winter Clothes
Mess Kits, Water bottle
Pen/Pencils
Sleeping mat/Cot if you have it
Sleeping bag/pillow
We should be back about 11:00 AM on Sunday
Let Me know if you have questions
Mrs Rafter

Monday, December 9, 2019

Committee Meeting On THURSDAY Dec 19th @ 7pm

Hello All!
This month we have changed the date for the Committee Meeting because the scouts wanted to go sledding instead of a PLC on Monday. They picked a great date to go; we will actually have SNOW!

The Carrington's have graciously opened their home to us so we can mingle and socialize after our brief meeting. (Casual attire/ non uniform)
1605 Chatham Ave
Arden Hills, MN 55112
(right by Bethel College)

Please bring an appetizer to share if you feel in the spirit. This is a great opportunity to get to know people without their scouting "hats" on:)
It doesn't matter if you have never been to a meeting we would love to have the opportunity to get to know you better.
Please consider coming to hang out for a little holiday cheer!


Looking forward to seeing you at the COH tonight if you can make it and Hopefully on Dec 19th!

Happy Holidays!

Anne Moe
Committee Chair

Wreath Flash Sale - Tonight Only at the Court of Honor

Greetings!
If you would like to purchase a wreath for your family or friends, at tonight's Court of Honor we will be selling, at reduced prices, the remaining wreath inventory from the church sales.

Available Inventory:
Regular 25" Wreaths - 6 available - $13 each
Regular Swag - 5 available - $13 each
Centerpiece Basket - 1 available - $22 each
Cash or check only please

If you know in advance that you would like to purchase one or more of these, you can email me and it will be set it aside for pick up tonight.

First come first serve until we are sold out.

Thank you for supporting scouting!
Mrs. India-Black

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Court of Honour (Monday, December 9)

Good evening, everyone. In a few hours’ time we will be having the December 2019 Court of Honour. This, along with every Court of Honour, is a special event as we get to see people receive ranks, merit badges and other awards, coming closer on their path towards Eagle. We invite you to this Court of Honour, with the promise that you will see many scouts and adults working hard to keep this troop alive, working to meet their goals of not only the Scouts but in other portions of their life as well. We invite you to this Court of Honour, with the promise of something unique.

Another note- please feel free to bring a dessert of your choosing; we are having a Dessert Potluck before we start. The person owning the most Christmas-themed dessert will receive a prize as well. Good luck! We hope to see you all there-

PLC Staff

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Personal Management preqs

For Personal Management best to have done before coming to camp; some will be worked on following camp due to timeframes:
Please read the book prior to camp and understand the basic requirements. Bring the merit badge worksheet from meritbadge.org.

1) Selecting an item that your family might want to purchase that is a major expense; write a plan on how to save for the purchase; discuss the plan with your family; develop a shopping strategy; comparison shop identifying the source and price of the item/service.
9) Think of the hypothetical project you would like to write your project plan on.
10) Identify and research a career you might want to enter following high school or college graduation; What are the necessary qualifications, skills, education? What might it cost to prepare to enter this career (school, training, supplies)?

Post camp you will have several requirements to complete before finishing the merit badge:
2) Tracking and recording your income, expenses, and savings for 13 consecutive weeks.
8) Follow the one-week schedule you planned; keep a daily diary

Friday, December 6, 2019

Citizenship in the World Prereqs

In order to complete the Citizenship in the World MB at the campout, you need to do the following items ahead of time:

Do some research for requirement 3.a. and 3.b.

If selecting to do item 4.b., bring whatever information resource you need to use.

Do two of the following 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e.

Otherwise you can do those things after the weekend and complete the MB when they are don.

Citizenship in the Nation Pre reqs


In order to complete the Citizenship in the Nation MB at the campout, you need to do the following items ahead of time:

Req 2 complete 2 of the optional requirements

Req 3 Read the newspaper or watch the national news for 5 days in a row. Take notes and come prepared to discuss per the Req.

Req 6 Select and obtain approval from me of a speech of national historical significance. Bring a transcript of the counselor approved speech and prepare to discus it per the Req.

Req 8 Prepare a letter to one of your national representatives on a national issue. State your view and justify it in your letter asking them to support your interest.

https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/2/20/Citizenship_in_the_Nation.pdf

Communication MB pre reqs

They should have printed the Meritbadge.org worksheet for Communication MB. They can do any of the following tasks ahead of the campout to help complete the MB, but we can work on any of these at camp:
Think about a topic for a 5 minute speech on any topic. Bring an outline of what you might cover in the speech.
Interview someone you know like a Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle or Family Friend about their profession or hobby and prepare an introduction to me as your counselor as if you were going to introduce them to me or your patrol.
Research Careers in Communication, identify 3 or more and select 1 to research education, training and experience needed to be successful in that career.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

CCW holiday bake sale

On Friday December 13th and Sunday December 15th we will be helping the Core of Catholic Women set up and take down their bake sale at St. Odilia. Set up is at 6:00 on Friday and take down is at 2:00 on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to gain service hours while helping out the parish. We need at least 4 scouts and 1 adult for each shift.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084ba5ac2ca13-ccwbake

SPRED Xmas

Hello everybody,

This December 10th, we have an awesome event for more service hours and a time to help some people out! At 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. we will be helping out at St. Odilia School with a SPRED Christmas Party. At this event, we will need 6-8 scouts to help with snacks, crafts, and fun activities, like a visit from Santa! To sign up, click this link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BA5AC2CA13-spred1

Thank You!

Eagle Merit Badge Week Dec 13-15th at Camp Phillipo

http://www.scouting626.com/camping/camping-events/eaglembweekend-dec13-15

Here is the long awaited sign up for the Eagle Merit Badge camp!! Troop 7626 is so excited to be hosting their first camp out for both troops.
We will be meeting on Friday at 5pm and leaving at 530pm. More details to come this weekend come out come all!
Troop 7626

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

We need help to sell Wreaths Sunday.

Did you miss out on selling wreaths to earn scout bucks and help support the troop?Good news! There’s Still ONE MORE DAY!

Please sign up to help us sell the remainder of our Wreaths to help with our biggest fundraiser of the year! We need both scouts AND parents as the signup is pretty bare. :-(

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aaba92ba20-church1

This is an opportunity for scouts to take pride in their accomplishment of securing funds to attend scouting events and camps!Please remember your goal as a scout is $500 in sales.

Thank yoU!

Sincerely,

Mr. Blincow